With the modern use of new technology, camera tricks and special effects, nudity in the entertainment industry is constantly changing. There are celebrities that have actually gone nude for films, and then there are celebrities that have only appeared to be nude, fooling their audiences. For example, Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway, Reese Witherspoon, Thora Birch, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly are just some Hollywood stars that have bared all on the big screen, some even baring it all on more occasions than one. They didn’t use body doubles, camera tricks, special effects or CGI – they were simply comfortable enough to display their nude bodies on screen. However, there are many who never felt baring it all was something they would be comfortable with. With that being said, here are ten celebrities you thought you saw naked, but actually didn’t.
10. Keira Knightley – Domino
For the 2005 film, Domino, Keira Knightley chose to use a body double for her semi-nude scenes, because she wasn’t happy with her body. A body double was used for the unforgettable sultry lap dance scene. Knightley commented,”No, It’s definitely a body double, I don’t have that body. What a bum! I wish I had that bum! No, it was fantastic.” If you’re feeling deceived by this information, don’t be. Surprisingly, Knightley went full nude in a sex scene with Adrien Brody in the film The Jacket that same year.
9. Mila Kunis – Friends with Benefits
The 2011 film, Friends with Benefits starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timeberlake, also told some tall tales. The nude scene where Mila Kunis is shown naked from behind, walking towards the bed where Justine Timberlake is laying is actually not Mila Kunis. Kunis opted to use a body double, because she didn’t want to reveal too much. Although, She did reveal her side boob at one point in the movie and she felt like that was enough nudity for her. However, Mila did cast her own body double.
8. Isla Fisher – Wedding Crashers
That awkward/hilarious sex scene that takes place between Isla Fisher and Vince Vaughn in the film Wedding Crashers, actually took place between Vince Vaughn and a body double. Fisher decided to use a body double and talked about her decision stating, “I feel like if you have a female comic character and then you see her nipples, then she is no longer funny which is clearly wrong but that was my theory and that’s why I didn’t want to do it.”
7. Gwyneth Paltrow – Shallow Hal
Gwyneth Paltrow has done nude scenes in the 1993 film, Flesh and Bone and the 2008 film, Two Lovers. So, it was surprising that a body double was used for the sex scene in the 2001 comedy, Shallow Hal. This decision was made by the production team, because they wanted a fuller figured woman and they felt Paltrow was too thin. Posters for the film, as well as the DVD cover, were digitally modified to give Gwyneth Paltrow fuller breasts and a rounder butt.
6. Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
The sultry sex scene in the film, Up in the Air between Vera Farmiga and George Clooney also deceived audiences everywhere. Farmiga had recently given birth and did not want to show her body off, because she was self-conscious. Vera told Entertainment Weekly, “The breast milk down both sides – it would have been inappropriate.” However, Farmiga did go nude in the films In Tranzit, Down to the Bone, Never Scared, The Orphan and The Departed. So, it’s clear Vera has no problem baring her bod, just not after giving birth.
5. Brooke Shields – The Blue Lagoon
In the famous waterfall scene from the 1980 popular film, The Blue Lagoon a body double was used for Brooke Shields’ character – for obvious reasons. Brooke Shields was only 14-years-old at the time. So it was quite odd to see a full figured woman in place of a 14-year-old girl.
4. Olivia Wilde – The Change-Up
Olivia Wilde’s topless scene in the 2011 film, The Change-Up was not performed by a body double. Don’t get your hopes up too quickly, though. CG-generated nipples were used for the topless scene instead of Olivia Wilde actually going topless. The bizarre choice to use a “technology double” was very pricey and duped many fans. The decision was also odd considering Olivia Wilde appeared topless in the 2006 film, Alpha Dog.
3. Katy Mixon – Eastbound and Down
The HBO series, Eastbound and Down starring Danny McBride and Katy Mixon had one of the most memorable television openings in season one, episode five. Fans of the show know that Danny McBride’s character comments on the “perfection” and “large size” of Katy Mixon’s characters’ breasts, regularly throughout the series. So when Mixon’s character finally took her bra off baring her breasts, fans were shocked and delighted. Unfortunately, they did not belong to Katy Mixon. The actress has stated that she will never do a nude scene, because her father could be watching.
2. Lindsay Lohan – Machete
In the 2010 film, Machete you might have thought you saw Lindsay Lohan’s breasts, but you actually didn’t. This is quite surprising, considering Lohan went full nude in the January 2012 edition of Playboy magazine. At one point in the film, you kind of see Lindsay topless, but her hair is covering the majority of her breasts. Later in the film, her character is clearly topless sitting in a hot tub with another girl and Danny Trejo. However, Lindsay Lohan is actually not in that at all, because a body double was used in her place.
1. Jessica Alba – Machete
First, Lindsay Lohan. Now, Jessica Alba. Machete does it again. The audience seems to get a full body nude glimpse of Jessica Alba from the side view in one of the scenes. However, Alba was quick to reveal that she was actually wearing full underwear and a bra when that scene was shot. Her clothing was digitally removed to make Jessica appear naked – but not actually be naked. Alba has always been extremely vocal about her stance against nudity and with the help of technology, Jessica is able to stand firm on keeping her clothes on.